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Volume 33 Issue 15

Pitt sued over firing of employee >

April 5th, 2001

A long-term former employee has sued the University alleging she was fired as the result of her complaints of sexual harassment. Maria Novey was relieved of her duties as director of basketball and volleyball operations in Pitt's athletics department on March 17, 1999. She continued to draw a University salary until Aug. 31, 1999, the […]

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What they're reading: Pitt faculty, staff reveal what's on their bookshelves >

April 5th, 2001

"Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested." — Francis Bacon In the literary-gastronomic spirit of Bacon, the University Times asked some of Pitt's more voracious readers to name books they're currently devouring, as well as books that changed their lives. We also asked people […]

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Short on funds? Try netLibrary >

April 5th, 2001

Can't afford a copy of "201 Winning Cover Letters for $100,000+ Jobs"? Failing to find that literary landmark, "Ace Your Mid-Terms and Finals"? Those and nearly 7,000 other popular books are available on-line to Pitt students, faculty and staff — 24 hours a day, seven days a week — through the University Library System's (ULS) […]

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English professor relishes puns, wordplay found in 19th-century American literature >

April 5th, 2001

A self-styled "literary Marxist — of the Groucho variety," Michael West, professor of English at Pitt, has written a book on puns and wordplay in 19th-century American literature and culture focusing on the wide-spread etymological obsession of Americans in that century. "Transcendental Wordplay: America's Romantic Punsters and the Search for the Language of Nature," issues […]

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UPCI web site gives current information on cancer >

April 5th, 2001

The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) has launched a newly redesigned web site to provide the public with an up-to-date source of cancer information and services. Site visitors can read the latest information on the detection, diagnosis and treatment of various types of cancer. They also can download descriptions of ongoing clinical trials, pose […]

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